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Woman dies after being partially sucked out of window as plane engine blows up

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A woman has died after being partially sucked out of a plane window when one of its engines blew up in mid-air.

The mother-of-two, Jennifer Riordan was fatally injured and seven others were injured shortly after the Southwest Airlines jet departed New York bound for Dallas on Tuesday (local time).

She was hit by shrapnel after the Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 blew an engine at 32,000ft during its journey from New York to Dallas.

Passengers dragged the woman back in as the sudden decompression of the cabin pulled her part way through the opening, but she was fatally injured.

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Amy Serafini and Hollie MacKay were two rows behind her, and told CNN she was hanging outside the plane for many minutes.

Parts of the engine smashed the window next to Mrs Riordan and she was sucked out of the plane, as fellow passengers fought to drag her back inside.

The pilot of the plane, a twin-engine Boeing 737 with 149 people aboard, took it into a rapid descent and made an emergency landing in Philadelphia just before noon (local time).

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Woman killed in Bajura house collapse

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BAJURA — A woman was killed after a house collapse in Budhiganga Municipality-1 of Bajura district on Friday night.

The house belonging to Nande Pari collapsed due to incessant rain at Makka has last night killing 45-year-old Kala Pari, according to Bajura District Police Office.

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Three other houses have also collapsed at Saudwada of the same ward due to the incessant rain. However, no human casualties have been reported, police said.

Likewise, the torrential rain have damaged several houses and posed the risk of landslides to others, informed police.

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